February 16— Seattle Fire Investigator determined a fire inside a Georgetown industrial building was an accidental fire caused by overheated electrical wiring in a forklift.
At 2:13 a.m., a 911 call came into the Fire Alarm Center from a security guard who saw smoke coming from the 2-story industrial equipment repair business. Georgetown’s Engine Company 27 arrived first and found heavy smoke coming from the roof of the warehouse. Crews made forcible entry and found heavy smoke inside the building. Firefighters located the flames coming from a forklift parked on the first floor of the building. It took about 20 minutes to completely extinguish the flames.
The fire investigator determined the fire started with overheated electrical wiring in a forklift which caused an engine compartment fire which ruptured a pressurized propane fuel line. The estimated loss is $15,000.
There were no reported injuries.